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UN faces financial & liquidity crisis as pandemic rages

By Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury NEW YORK, Apr 17 2020 (IPS) – The current financial crisis, triggered as a result of withholding or delaying payment of assessed contributions by Member States, is nothing new to the United Nations. We have travelled that road quite a few times in recent decades. No reason to panic. The past crises have been somehow ... Read More »

Dhaka faces burgeoning budget deficit in pandemic aftermath

Dhaka, April 05 – Amid a nosedive in revenue collection, export earnings and remittance inflow, economists fear a burgeoning budget deficit in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and the massive steps taken to tackle it. Due to halt in the economic activities with the closure of most business establishments and shops as part of ‘social distancing’, they also fear ... Read More »

An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament

London, Sep 25 (AP/UNB) — An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of “Resign!” and dared the political opposition to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain’s highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. Read More »

Virtual Facebook currency faces real-world resistance

If Facebook’s new cryptocurrency shouldresonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers. Many Indians are shut out of banking and face punitive fees for simpletransactions, like transferring money to their loved ones. But in India as elsewhere, the US company’s ambitions to remake global finance through its “Libra” currency will have ... Read More »

Varun will be seen with fresh faces in Street Dancer 3D

Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are once again coming together after ABCD 2 with Street Dancer 3D. Varun has been occupied with the film for a while now and going by his social media posts, we’re sure he’s worked hard on every aspect of Remo D’Souza’s dance film. From working out at the gym to rehearsing day in and day ... Read More »

BD railway faces huge crowd for advance Eid Festival tickets

Dhaka, May 25 – A massive crowd was seen at Kamalapur Railway Station and Airport Railway station as Hundreds of ticket-seekers thronged the ticket counters. Everyone needed a ticket of June 3. Ticket seekers gathered at the stations in huge numbers for the fourth consecutive day especially at Kamalapur and Airport railway stations with some people waiting for the counters ... Read More »

Ex Belgian king faces $5,000 fine daily over paternity test

By Emily Dixon and Samuel Quashie-Idun, CNN . (CNN)A Belgian court has ruled that Albert II, the former king of Belgium, will be fined €5,000 ($5,600) every day until he takes a DNA test to determine whether he fathered a child during an alleged affair. Delphine Boel, a Belgian artist and sculptor, claims the king had an affair with her ... Read More »

Actress Shomi faces Tk 1 billion defamation case

Dhaka, Apr 30 – A case has been filed against actress Shomi Kaiser for reportedly tarnishing the image of journalists branding them ‘thieves’ during a programme at the Jatiya Press Club on April 24. Editor of online news portal studentjournalbd.com Mia Md Nuzhatul Hasan filed the case on Tuesday. Judge of the Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Asaduzzaman Nur ... Read More »

Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

Washington, Jan 25 (AP/UNB) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. The seven-count indictment against Stone, a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster,” is the first criminal case in months from special ... Read More »